Who are you going to believe–Scott Lively or your lying eyes? According to Lively, the nauseating video of gay Russians being beaten up by neo-Nazis is really a hoax perpetrated by the all-powerful gay cabal. According to reality, it’s not.
In a long blog post, Lively says that he warned his great pal and well-known civil rights champion, Vladimir Putin, that “in the coming months and years Russia and Her people will be increasingly portrayed by emotion laden and abusive hyperbole as bigoted haters, intent on exterminating homosexuals.”
And, lo and behold! Lively’s prediction came true, at least for Lively. But instead of decrying the indisputable violence that Russian homophobia–proudly fanned by Lively–has unleashed, Lively prefers to deny it altogether by claiming that the video produced by Human Rights Watch is “just another piece of deceptive Machiavellian “gay” propaganda, offered to prove the completely false narrative that all disapproval of homosexuality leads to hatred and murder.”
Lively tries to have it both ways. He insists that he is “NOT saying all of the incidents described the video are fakes.” But the parts that aren’t fake are videos of gay men beating up other gay men.
How is that, you ask? Here is the unassailable logic that Lively offers.
“Q. What sort of men go out of their way to find and harass effeminate “gay” men on the public streets? A. They are, literally, NAZIs! Ultra-Macho Nationalists, of which Russia has many. Q. And who makes up a significant part of the Nationalist movement everywhere in the world through all of modern history? A. Masculine oriented homosexual men of the very same sort that created the Nazi Party of Germany.”
And there you have it. We are Nazis who are beating each other up “by consent.” And we probably like it too.
Lively would be a laughable figure if he wasn’t so influential in other countries. It’s to the shame of the U.S. that one of the nation’s leading exports now is hatred. Unfortunately, Lively and his ilk know exactly where their message will strike a chord. It’s unsurprising that they won’t hold themselves accountable for what that message reaps. However, history will do that for them.